There are several versions of the Source software, all of which are available via the eWater Toolkit at toolkit.net.au. Source (public version) is freely available as soon as a free Toolkit account is created. Other versions, such as the betas or the Source version with full water sharing functionality, is restricted under certain licensing conditions.
Outlined below are the minimum recommended system requirements for installing Source. Note that software installation may require the assistance of a system administrator.
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Up to 5GB of available space may be required, and maintaining a free hard disk space of at least 20GB is recommended.
For large models, 32GB of RAM is recommended, and a minimum of four cores. For parallelisable models, the more cores the better. Run time is often tied to CPU, so the faster the CPU, the faster the runtimes.
If using Insight, you will also need the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package, 32-bit version (for both 32 and 64-bit machines): available here.
|Note: Standard laptop drives are not recommended for optimum performance.|
Downloading and installing the Source software is a relatively simple process.
Double click the .msi file to begin the installer. You will be asked once again to agree to Product license agreement.
Source can be launched from your Windows start menu. The standard location is:
Start » All Programs » eWater Source n.n.n » Source
The folder containing Source also has shortcuts to various online documentation, including this user guide, and also the stand-alone version of Results Manager.
When you open Source for the first time, you will be prompted to enter your Toolkit login credentials (as shown in Figure 1):
You must also enter proxy settings if your computer is located behind a proxy and you are unable to login. Contact your IT Department because Source may be being blocked by a local firewall. See Generating and using a by-pass code.
|By entering your login details and accepting terms of the Licence Agreement, you consent to eWater monitoring and keeping records of your use of Source.|
Once logged in, the Source splash screen (Figure 2) appears, which provides shortcuts to various actions in Source, including:
To skip the splash screen altogether and go directly to the main screen next time Source is launched, disable the Don’t show this again checkbox at the bottom left of the screen. Display of this screen can be toggled using the same checkbox (choose Help » Splash Screen to access this splash screen).
If you are unable to login to Toolkit because of firewall or application restrictions, generating a by-pass code allows you to work offline. In this case, the dialog shown in Figure 3 appears.
If you wish to use Source on a computer with internet access, follow these steps to generate a bypass code:
Click the link in the error message at the top of the Toolkit Login dialog, this will open the Toolkit website in your default web browser.
If you wish to use Source on a computer that cannot access the internet, follow these steps to generate a by-pass code. Note that you still need access to the internet, but it can be a different computer.
On the computer with Source:
Open Source and login to Toolkit
Click the link in the error message at the top of the Toolkit Login dialog (Figure 4). This will open a browser with a link that is specific to the computer that you are using and your Toolkit username. The link will not work because you are not connected to the internet.
On the computer with Source:
|Note: When you are using Source in the absence of a network connection, the Toolkit login dialog indicates offline use (shown in Figure 5).|